Jon Stewart: “You write that marriage is the bedrock of our society. Why would you not want more couples to buy into the stability of marriage?”
Mike Huckabee: “Marriage still means one man one woman life relationship. I think people have a right to live any way they want to, but even anatomically . . . the only way we can create the next generation is through a male-female relationship. For 5,000 years of recorded human history, that’s what marriage has meant.”
Jon Stewart: “5,000 years . . . takes it back to the Old Testament where polygamy was the norm . . . Marriage has evolved greatly over those 5,000 years, from a property arrangement . . . we’ve redefined it constantly. It used to be that people of different races could not marry. It’s very convenient to go back to the Bible and say ‘Look at how they defined marriage.’ Why don’t we look at how they did slavery?”
Why go on? Poor Governor Huckabee was slaughtered by the host of The Daily Show. He refused to confront honestly either polygamy or slavery, and he took refuge in the fact that, in the 30 states where same-sex “marriage” has been on the ballot, 68 percent of the voters rejected it. Huckabee had, after all, subscribed to the liberal notion that...